EVENTS & NEWS
Friday Night Indoor Music Series — February 24th — 6 pm to 8 pm
Colonel Mustard is a Southern Oregon favorite specializing in high-energy, danceable rock. Boasting of a huge repertoire, which includes many eras of music. When it comes to music, the band finds inspiration in The Beatles. Other influences include Steely Dan, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix. The group focuses on bringing rock from many different eras to the stage.
The food vendor will be Butcher & Baker
Mark your calendars for these upcoming performances:
• March 3rd — Frankie Hernandez Band
• March 10th — State of JEFF
• March 17th — Sonido Alegré
• March 24th — Rogue Suspects
• March 31st — Blowin’ Smoke
Wednesday Evening Music Series
Join us on March 1st from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the tasting room for our very own Wednesday Evening Music Series featuring Harmless Addiction.
Steen & Hallie from Butcher & Baker Catering will be serving up a delicious duo of some of the best soups in the valley.
Welcome Spring Wine Club Members — Credit Cards Will Be Charged on 2-27-2017
Join us on March 11th & 12th from 11 am to 3 pm for our upcoming Spring Wine Club Release event. From 1 pm to 3 pm enjoy LIVE music and appetizers paired perfectly with a selection of RoxyAnn wine.
On Saturday, March 11th, The Brothers Reed will be the featured performer inside the tasting room from 1 pm to 3 pm. Then on Sunday, Sunday, March 12th, Jeff K performs from 1 pm to 3 pm. Appetizers and wine parings will be served at 1 pm.
Wine Club Members who live out of the area will have their wine shipped during the week of March 13th to 17th. Credit cards will be charged on February 27th. Click here if you need to update your credit card and/or expiration date.
Not a Wine Club Member? Click here to sign up online and receive a FREE $25 gift card.
Wine Club Membership Updates & Important Information
Click here if you would like to change your wine selection, update your credit card, etc. Or, you may call Steven directly at (541) 776-2315 then press 5.
Please note: your credit card will be charged on Monday, February 27th. You may cancel your membership at any time after two wine club releases. The grace period for membership cancellation for the upcoming wine club release ends on 2/25/2017 at 11:59 pm PST). We cannot cancel your membership after credit cards have been charged on 2/27/2017 for the current release or once a shipment has been processed and is scheduled for delivery.
Great Wine Starts with Geography
You’ve probably heard that great wine begins in the vineyard; but if you step back and get a wider perspective, you’ll realize there are a lot of geographic influences on what makes a plot of land particularly special for making wine.
Featured Artist — February 2017
Mindy Carpenter, Carpe Diem Papers, is our featured artist this month. Stop by the tasting room to meet Mindy on Sunday, February 12th from 2 to 5 pm. Enjoy LIVE music featuring Harmless Addiction from 3 to 5 pm.
My name is Mindy Carpenter. I love painting, writing, wonderful stationery, the ocean, all things nautical, funny animals, travel, books, vintage treasures, pastries, cafes & I especially love all these things at the same time, which is how Carpe Diem Papers was born. I started painting in 2009 in Sausalito, CA with a fabulous painting instructor for fun, because it called me, the colors, texture of paint, meditative process & the sweet time I had hanging out on Sunday afternoons at the ICB Building, an extraordinary artist’s community on Richardson Bay. I literally sat on the dock of the bay and thought, one day I will do this full time.
Travels & life & very fun years in the gift & stationery business has brought me to Ashland, OR where I still love all of the above but now paint in a studio affectionately called “the living room”, amidst tall trees, & a stunning vista of the Rogue Valley. Art & business & following your heart have always been my dream equation. I offer you greeting cards & paper goods made with so much love, a happy paintbrush & lots of laughter in the background.
Carpe Diem Papers is an illustrated life. My paintings have a childlike innocence, imaginative color palette, & a sweetness & fondness for the little things in our journey that make us happy. A dear pet, in clothing, of course, vintage treasures, nautical imagery, sweet treats, coffee cups & cozy chairs to savor life. Making someone’s mailbox happy makes me happy. Send mail. Write x’s and o’s. Buy good stamps. Tell someone hello, thinking of you through the mail. You don’t need a reason.
Thank you for joining me on this creative journey. It’s a story of following your heart and seeing what’s on the other end of the yellow brick road. Carpe Diem.
Love, Mindy xo
Well, Hidey Ho there Roxy People!!
It is the start of the New Year and that means????? Yes, you’ve got it! BOTTLING!!!!
So we are pulling the red wines from 2014 out of barrel and into tanks, along with readying the 2016 Whites (except Chardonnay). Then it’s time to wave the Magic Wand and do that voodoo that we do, on blending, finning, and overall tweaking the wines for bottling at the end of February and the first week of March. Along with the blending etc. is cold stabilizing, so we have the refrigeration running on the tanks, and it’s like the Arctic Winter has come to the Cellar right now. Poor Fred and Ian look like Eskimos right now with heavy jackets, stocking caps, and gloves on!! I (being MUCH better insulated then them) with a Winemakers Dignity to defend, get by with less bulky clothing. Ha! OK, on with the time line….next (after the tweaking and stabilizing) we will filter the wines so that they are pristine, clean, and Oh So Very Pretty for bottling. We bring in a bottling truck for our bottlings each year, so you might see it in the parking area at the end of February. Please try to NOT run into it as it sticks out into the parking area, it makes them very angry when that happens! We will run numerous varietals per day and average about 2000 cases of wine into the bottles each day. With Harvest we get tired from all the fruit coming in and the volume of work to be done. With Bottling, while there is a lot to be done, we are always waiting for what will go wrong next. The tension can get pretty high sometimes if it’s a “bad” year. Usually it will just be little annoying things that upset the schedule but sometimes all heck can break loose! That is when a good bottling professional is a handy man to have around. They have basically seen everything that can go wrong, and usually fixed it! One year we had the vacuum on the corker go bad, and he fixed it with our Shop Vac! They are kind of like the MacGyver’s of our industry.
Out in the Vineyard the vines are still sleeping quietly waiting for the Spring when they will wake up to find we have cut off all their fine shoots from last season. So we are pruning last season’s growth in preparation of another growing season. Then we will tirelessly work to create another vintage of fine wines to make you all happy.
OK, that’s all from the Winemakers Bunker for now. I’ll write another something when something new or exciting comes along.
One Red Grape Can Make It All
Pinot Noir is often hailed for being utterly delicious, but it also happens to be one of the most versatile wine grapes in the world. It can be transformed to create not just red wine, but white, rosé, and sparkling wine as well. How is this possible?
The Rogue Powerpack Program
Brought to you by the Junior League of Jackson County, the Rogue Powerpack Program provides backpacks filled with nutritious, child-friendly food to selected elementary school children who are receiving free breakfast or lunch at school during the week, but are lacking adequate food at home over the weekend. Backpacks are filled every Friday to ensure they do not go hungry while away from school. Each backpack includes six meals and two snacks with additional meals added on Holiday weekends. Backpacks are returned and reused weekly.
Just $10 provides a hungry child a backpack filled with breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack for each day of the weekend. $250 will sponsor a child for a full year of the Rogue Powerpack Program.
Visit the tasting room or click here to donate online
Want to become a sponsor of The Rogue Powerpack Program? Click here for a Sponsorship Form and become involved today!
The Cottage at Hillcrest Orchard
This historic little cottage boasts an incredible location for wine tasting and gorgeous views. Located on the grounds of the 250 acre Hillcrest Orchard Estate and RoxyAnn Winery, The Cottage will not disappoint for your next getaway!
Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting or glass of wine at the RoxyAnn Tasting Room.
“This place is a rare find for all the right reasons! Easily one of the coolest Airbnbs that I’ve stayed at. I arrived on a Friday night just in time for the live band and food truck by the tasting room. Barbara provided all the information and made sure everything was taken care of during my short stay. Make sure you get there early to taste some wine (the Malbec was my favorite). The staff are super friendly and the room is filled with witty wine quotes. Will definitely stay here again next time! PS. do NOT leave this place without getting a few bottles of wine =).”
“Terry and Barbara’s cottage was great! We went after harvest and the grounds are still beautiful. The staff in the tasting room was super friendly and even helped explain some of the wines to novice drinkers. We will definitely book this place again for our next journey through the area. Tastefully remodeled and comfortable all around!”
Claret Awarded GOLD Medal from Sunset Magazine
RoxyAnn Winery 2012 Claret was an award winner at Sunset Magazine’s 5th Annual International Wine Competition!
This year, Sunset had over 3,000 entries from the United States and around the world. The judging, held at their new Cornerstone campus on April 25 and 26, was conducted by 50 of the most respected wine experts in the West, led by honorary chairs Joel Peterson, founder and winemaker, Ravenswood; and Sara Schneider, Sunset’s Wine Editor.
RoxyAnn Joins the Bear Creek Trail of Wineries!
One of the most popular wine tasting rooms in East Medford, RoxyAnn Winery is a hotspot for events throughout the entire year as well as a relaxing place to sip some of Southern Oregon’s best wines while enjoying the view of the vineyards along the slopes of RoxyAnn Peak.
Visitors to the Bear Creek Wine Trail will now get to stamp their passports at the historic Hillcrest barn at RoxyAnn Winery.
Southern Oregon — WineEnthusiast’s Top 10 Travel Destinations
We all know the story of Oregon wine no longer begins and ends with Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Southern Oregon has be hailed by WineEnthusiast as one of “The 10 Best Travel Destinations” in the world!
By the way, if you are wondering who is toasting a glass of bubbles in the “Where to Dine” section, it is our very own Steven Addington. It was an incredible evening of amazing food and wine spent with Eric & Julie Weisinger and friends at The Loft in downtown Ashland.
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016 Winners
From the San Francisco Chronicle, “Congratulations on your awards at the 2016 competition. We are pleased to provide you with a list of your awards winners.”
Southern Oregon Wines Love to Fly FREE!
Extended through 2017, the Oregon Wines Fly Free program allows Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members to check one case of wine at no cost on their return flight departing from one of four Oregon airports, as well as Walla Walla, Washington. As a bonus, inbound visitors can receive complimentary tastings at any participating winery by showing their Alaska Airlines boarding passes within a week of arrival.
Membership in Alaska Airlines’ award-winning Mileage Plan is free and customers can join at www.alaskaair.com.
Jack Day | CEO & Founder
Jack has a keen ability to connect the familial roots of this business with the future of where the wine industry is headed in Southern Oregon. He has a sharp mind paired with a clever wit that makes him someone you easily want to be around. He takes an invested interest in each and every one of his employees and goes above an beyond to pay attention to individual strengths that makes each person unique.